Celebrate Christmas at the Sonnenalp

The Sonnenalp Hotel is one of the best resorts in Colorado, and our Christmas Eve and Christmas Days dinners are always beautiful and extravagant. Celebrate the holiday with upscale buffets at Ludwig's featuring Christmas Goose, fresh carved beef tenderloin, crab legs, oysters, prawns, carpaccio, lobster ravioli, salads, sides, desserts and more.

If you decide to spend the night, you can also take advantage of the indoor/outdoor heated pool and whirlpools, a spa treatment, and all sorts of other outdoor activities.


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LUDWIG dining room with tables and chairs

Christmas Eve Dinner

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Christmas Day Dinner

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Christmas Buffet Menu (2023)

Soup & Salads

DIY Salad Bar
Artisan Greens, Arugula, Spinach, Cucumber, Cured Tomatoes, Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese, Lemon Dressing, Honey Mustard Dressing

Frisée Salad Smoked Bacon, Hardboiled Egg, Shaved Red Onion, Sherry Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad Pomegranate, Candied Pecan, Honey Mustard Dressing, Peppered Goat Cheese

Toasted Barley Salad Mushroom, Parmesan, Golden Raisins, Parsley, Pine Nuts, Lemon Vinaigrette

Winter Vegetable & Lentil Soup Basil Pesto

Maine Lobster & Brandy Bisque Truffle Oil

Artisan Cheese, Meat & Bread Display

Regional & European Cheese & Meats

Chutneys, Grapes, Dried Fruits, Crackers

Bread Display

Whipped Butter, Cured Tomato & Goat Cheese Butter, Black Pepper Butter Avocado Oil, Pumpkin Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Carving Station Chef Attendant

Roasted Christmas Goose Blackberry-Port Jus, Fig Compote

Slow Roasted Reminisce Ranch Beef Tenderloin Black Truffle Jus, Sea Salt

Seafood Station

Chardonnay Poached Prawns, Jonah Crab Claws, Crab Legs, Fresh Oysters
Shallot Pepper Mignonette, Bloody Mary Sauce, Thai Chili Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Lemons, Tabasco


Tuna Tataki w/ Truffle Yuzu Emulsion Avocado Puree, Peak Farm Micro Coriander

Dill Cured Atlantic Salmon Horseradish Cream, Pickled Onions, Arugula

Peppered Beef Carpaccio Arugula, Parmesan, Horseradish Crème Fraiche

Colorado Lamb Tataki Avocado Oil, Mint Parsley Pesto

Mini Features

Maine Lobster Salad Champagne Jelly, Cucumber Salsa

Smoked Duck Breast Dried Cherry Jam, Coriander

Smoked Rainbow Trout Blini, Caviar, Crème Fraiche

Brandy & Sage Pâté Focaccia, Shaved Parmesan

Shrimp Salad Avocado Cream, Jalapeno, Cilantro (Served in Egg Shell)

Table Side Passed Station Chef Attendant

Pan Seared Jumbo Prawn Coconut Green Curry, Crispy Onions

Bountiful Harvest

Herb Crusted Striped Bass, Citrus Butter Sauce, Blistered Tomato Vinaigrette Five Spice & Honey Glazed Country Ham

Duck Confit & Potato Gnocchi, Root Vegetables

Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli, Brandy Sun-Dried Tomato Cream, Pecorino, Basil Boursin Cheese Whipped Potato

Charred Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Bacon Candied Pecans, Sherry Vinegar Roasted Cauliflower & Black Truffle Gratin

Kids Buffet

Chicken Fingers
Mac & Cheese
Buttered Carrots
Buttered Green Beans


Chef Irma’s Assorted Mini Desserts

Cotton Candy Machine

Ice Cream Station